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Girls Win League Title as Beam is Individual Winner; Boys Finish Fifth

posted Oct 13, 2018, 11:55 AM by Steve Barr
10/13/18 - The girls cross country team put five runners in the top 10 to edge Genoa for the Northern Buckeye Conference team title while the boys finished fifth in a meet hosted by Genoa.  The girls had 26 team points to finish ahead of Genoa (35 pts.) to win the team trophy.  The boys had 113 points to finish behind Genoa (45 pts.), Eastwood (59), Otsego (64), and Elmwood (107).  Leading the way for the girls was sophomore runners Ava Beam and Olivia Thatcher.  Beam was the individual champion with a time of 20:10.53 while Thatcher was the runner-up with a time of 20:57.38.  Also finishing in the top 10 was sophomore Greta Bauder with a time of 21:52.34 to place sixth, senior Maddie Thatcher with a time of 21:55.94 to finish seventh, and freshman Sidney Wank who was tenth in a time of 22:23.15.  Sophomore Julia Cable placed 53rd running 30:36.42.  The top seven finishers in the league meet earn first-team All-NBC honors, the second seven second-team honors, and the next seven are honorable mention all-conference.  On the boys side, junior Pierce Overmyer was the first Wildcat across the finish line with a time of 18:07.29 to place ninth.  Junior Paul Koenig finished 18th in 18:31.01, junior Steven Carter was 30th in 19:17.92, junior Cole Sotak was 33rd in a time of 19:20.82, senior Jimmy Grzegorczyk was 35th in 19:26.80, senior Ethan Davis was 36th in 19:31.75, sophomore Kayden Widman was 41st in 19:46.71, junior Chase Dickerson was 43rd in 19:58.36, freshman Josh Hobbs was 44th in 20:01.54, junior Nick Reedy was 50th in 20:49.40, freshman Marty Repka was 69th in 23:32.91, and sophomore Kegan Harrison was 80th in a time of 26:22.75.
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